ProFTPd Downgrade



25 Apr 2003

If you update your ProFTPd server to 1.2.8 and start getting problems (e.g. core dump or segmentation fault), we recommend downgrading it to 1.2.7. The procedure is performed on the CP server and updates all web servers automatically.

Procedure for Linux users:

  1. Download the ProFTPd 1.2.7 package:
    # wget http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/[OS_CODE]/hsphere-ftp-1.2.7.rpm
    ( OS_CODE = RH72 or RH73 or MDK81 or MDK82 )
  2. Back up your current ProFTPd settings:
    # cp /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG
    # cp /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG
  3. Uninstall ProFTPd 1.2.8:
    # rpm -e hsphere-ftp-1.2.8-1
  4. Install ProFTPd 1.2.7:
    # rpm -ivh hsphere-ftp-1.2.7.rpm
  5. Restore your config settings from the backup:
    # cp /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf
    # cp /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf
  6. Start ProFTPd
    # /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start

Procedure for FreeBSD users:

  1. Download the ProFTPd 1.2.7 package:
    # wget http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/FBSD4/hsphere-ftp-1.2.7.tgz
  2. Back up your current ProFTPd settings:
    # cp /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG
    # cp /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG
  3. Uninstall ProFTPD 1.2.8:
    # pkg_delete hsphere-ftp-1.2.8-1
  4. Install ProFTPd 1.2.7:
    # pkg_add hsphere-ftp-1.2.7.tgz
  5. Restore your config settings from the backup:
    # cp /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG /hsphere/local/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf
    # cp /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf.ORG /hsphere/shared/config/ftpd/proftpd.conf
  6. Start ProFTPd:
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/proftpd.sh start


Copyright 1998-2008. Positive Software Corporation.
All rights reserved.